Posts tagged ME
Posts tagged ME
My “Welcome to the MDUSA Team” video :)
So pumped for what’s to come!
Photo: A still shot of me snatching 60kg while warming up at MDUSA. Pretty good positioning!
Snatch Complex: 2 Snatch Pulls, 2 Hang Snatches, 2 Overhead Squats
Clean & Jerk Complex: 2 Clean Pulls, 2 Hang Cleans, 2 Front Squats, 1 Jerk
Made a visit to MDUSA yesterday ! Rebecca Gerdon did some heavy lifting and got a clean & jerk meet PR, as well as a total meet PR.
Lets just say she impressed the FUCK out of Pendlay, and shows a FUCKTON of promise in the sport.
Picture: Rebecca and her coach Travis Mash, world champ powerlifter and owner of Mash Elite , a badass strength gym in Advance, NC.
If you wanna get inspired, slam bars , kill PRs or simply get to know Rebecca and the other dedicated Mashletes, you should check it out !
Me and my coach, Travis Mash :)
I love that guy <3
Haha just found this gem on my phone.
Being silly and talking about using a lacrosse ball to loosen up one’s hip flexors.
It’s actually the 1b afferent neurons i meant and not 2b like I say in the video ha
Video: Part of a HIIT workout me and Emily did outside today on Hooker Fields at UNC Chapel Hill.
It was a beautiful today and we wanted to do some conditioning so we did our workout outside :) I brought my portable badass speaker (I am DJ Swoll afterall) and we had that blasting.
Our workout was 3 Rounds of:
It was a good little workout to get the heart rate up and get some sun
Edit: I like mah quadz
I looked kinda like a crossfitter with the compression socks but they make my calves feel better so I’ll keep wearing them. I’ve got some cool green ones too. :)
Back squat up to 85% (230lbs)
My hips were feeling kinda weird here but they felt fine in the evening. Still had no problem squatting 85% 2x3 with no belt.
Medball slams for some HIIT
Snatch (up to 90%)
Got up to 65kg with no misses except for one where I had it but it slowly pulled me backward so I had to bail. Bar landed on my shins too :(
These felt really good though. I’ve got a groove going
Clean and Jerk up to 90%
90% for me is around 83kg. I got up to 75kg without any problems but just couldn’t jerk the 80kg. This is typical if I have squatted earlier in the day though. My jerk always suffers.
My calves were also starting to hurt during my c&j’s. I found that stretching them helps a good deal. I don’t know why I didn’t think to do that earlier. I thought rolling them was enough. NOPE
Friday was an awesome day, despite late nights Wednesday and Thursday night (Imagine Dragons an Bassnectar concerts)
It was max out Friday so we all went HAM. With me being a little over a week out from my MDUSA tryout, coach told me he wanted me to hit around 70/90, which would give me a 160kg total.
Snatches went WAYYYY better than expected. Because I was using a mix of kilo and pound plates, I was able to go up in 2lb and 3lb jumps instead of just 5lb jumps. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before.
I only had one miss at 154lbs (1lb below my max at the time), then I got it and moved up to 157lbs, and got it! It felt really easy so I decided to go up to 160lbs and got that one! Also easy so I went up again to 162lbs. This one was slightly more of a challenge but I settled and was able to come up fairly easy.
I decided to go up again and had 165lbs on the bar (my bodyweight!) but I think I rushed my setup and so I ended up just doing a high pull. Coach told me to stop so we could end snatches on a good note. A 7# PR :)
Now onto clean and jerks. Cleans felt a little slower than normal today but I still managed to clean and jerk 199lbs with no problems. I cleaned 204lbs but missed the jerk.
My total for Friday ended up being 73.6/90.5 with a 164.1kg total - a PR total for me!
Snatch PR #2: 160lb!!
Got a 10lb PR on my clean complex today! Well, Jabaica did ;)
This is 153lbs/69.5kg
In case you didn’t know how weird I am.
Also Jabaica shows up in a video of PR on a Clean Complex that I got today too. lol
Feeling young, few days out from graduation !
What we do on the way to the grocery store lol
Making burrito bowls on Cinco de Mayo. Basically the best rest day ever. Big squats to come tomorrow.
Watch out Chipotle !
Makin the best fuel for lifting some serious weight tomorrow! :)
3pm @ Crossfit Local :)
I was supposed to work up to 90% and then do down sets at 77 and 87% but decided I felt to good to stop at 90% so I tried for a PR. Had 158lbs (3lb PR) over my head several times but just couldn’t stick it! SO CLOSE
Then 120lbs/3 and 135lb/3
Clean and Jerk
Only had 25 minutes to get C&J in so I rushed through these with only 30sec-1min between each lift but I felt really good so I was excited to push myself to a PR. Loaded up 208lbs on the bar. Cleaned it nicely but then fell backwards with it. Tried again a minute later and got it! But it was a close save because my right hand did something weird. Spend so much energy in the clean that I missed the jerk. But I’m sure I’d have had it had the clean been cleaner :) Still a Clean PR though
Didn’t do any down sets because of lack of time
7pm @ UNC
Squat (Max then 2x2 with red bands)
My Traps were so sore from Clean & Jerk on Saturday after not cleaning for a week. Like it hurt to turn my head to the left. Sleeping was hard last night lol
My best friend made me this :)
My favorite lifter of all time!
Rebecca Gerdon , future Olympic Weightlifter, Bobsledder and one of the most intelligent, hardworking and kind athletes you will ever meet. She continually motivates everyone around her to push themselves to their absolute limit. Keep an eye out for her, she’s the next big thing!
PR 208lb Clean. UGLY AS HELL. But still awesome :) It was a good save. I think I could have gotten the jerk if I hadn’t have used so much energy coming up with the clean.
I’m at Crossfit Local, where I would train last semester as it was the only place I had access to that had bumper plates. I got to see all my crossfit friends again and the atmosphere there is great! PR’s are the norm there.
I will probably go back on Wednesday :)